Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology – Faculty of Science, University of Victoria. Application deadline: September 4, 2018.

Assistant Teaching Professor

Biology – Faculty of Science

The Department of Biology, University of Victoria, invites applications for a teaching position in Biology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. The successful applicant will normally teach 12 units (8 courses) of undergraduate course work over three terms. Teaching responsibilities include participation in team-taught introductory courses and intermediate level courses, and may include oversight of laboratory and/or field instruction. Applicants with broad expertise in aquatic or terrestrial organismal biology, particularly the evolution, diversity, physiology and ecology of animal systems, and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Candidates must possess a PhD degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent. The successful applicant will have demonstrated commitment to post-secondary teaching excellence through pedagogical training, a record of superior teaching, and active student mentorship, recognizing the diversity of student experience.

The following will be considered assets:
A strong record of publication in the area of organismal biology in leading, peer-reviewed, scientific journals;
Demonstrated experience in course and program planning and curriculum development;
Experience in and commitment to respectful and collegial relationships;
Demonstrated ability to lead as well as be a supportive team member.

Additional information

Candidates are requested to provide:
Cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position;
Updated academic curriculum vitae;
Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses experience supporting diverse and marginalized students in the classroom;
Teaching dossier with course evaluation scores, where available;
Three professional contributions;
Names and contact details of three referees.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.
Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

For questions regarding the position please contact

Barbara Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Biology via email (biochair@uvic.ca) or phone (250-721-7091).

All application documents should be complied into one .pdf file and emailed to: Chantal Laliberté (biology@uvic.ca). Alternatively, applications can be sent by mail to:

Barbara Hawkins, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Web: https://www.uvic.ca/science/biology/

Application deadline: September 4, 2018

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Pamela Richards, Director, Faculty Relations and Academic Administration at (250) 721-7010 or at directorfacultyrelations@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, CANADA

POSITION NUMBER 26364
POSITION START DATE: January 1, 2019, for 2 years
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 15, 2018, or until position is filled
RANK: Post-doctoral fellow
SALARY RANGE: $45,000–$55,000 per annum (plus benefits), commensurate with qualifications and experience
PROJECT OVERVIEW: We are using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in combination with linked-read whole-genome resequencing in 30 males and 30 females to test for and identify the genetic basis sex determination in sea lamprey. Sex determination mechanisms in fishes are highly variable, ranging from genotypic (GSD) to environmental (ESD) sex determination. Male-biased sex ratios under conditions of high population density or slow growth have led to suggestions of ESD in lampreys, but there is no conclusive evidence in lampreys of ESD, and no fish species with exclusively ESD are known. Understanding the genetic basis of sex determination in lampreys is important given their phylogenetic position as one of only two surviving groups of jawless vertebrates. Furthermore, the sea lamprey is a significant pest in the Laurentian Great Lakes and genetic manipulation of sex determination could be a powerful tool for control. The Principal Investigators on the project are Drs. Margaret Docker and Colin Garroway (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba) and Dr. Alison Wright (Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary task of this position will be to test for a genetic basis for sex determination in the sea lamprey. However, the PDF will also have the opportunity to develop and pursue his or her own research questions within the context of sea lamprey evolutionary genomics.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To undertake research on the genomics of sex determination in sea lamprey. To contribute significantly to experimental design, data interpretation and statistical analysis.
  • To trial new techniques and assay systems as required and keep abreast of the research literature relevant to the project.
  • Disseminate research through publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • To attend and contribute to research seminars, departmental meetings and international conferences.
  • Carry out administrative roles as required, e.g. organising physical or remote meetings with collaborators, arranging travel to consortium meetings.
  • Perform professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, refereeing research grants, external examining, organising conferences, committee membership and involvement with professional bodies on accreditation.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in evolutionary biology, computational biology, or genetics or successful PhD viva at commencement of contract.
  • Proven ability to process and analyse next-generation sequencing data. Experience with Chromium 10X technology is desired but not essential.
  • Proficiency with analysis software and programming languages, as well as ability to write or adapt scripts and pipelines for in silico genetic analysis.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Well-developed leadership, management and influencing skills
CONTACT: Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter expressing their research experience and research interests, and the names of three referees by email to
Dr. Margaret Docker, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process
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Liber Ero Fellowship Program – call for post-doctoral applications

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a call for post-doctoral applications for the Liber Ero Fellowship Program. The Liber Ero Fellowship Program supports exceptional post-doctoral fellows who address pressing conservation challenges of relevance to Canada. The Program aims to develop the next generation of conservation scientists, trained in the latest methods and in the skills necessary to affect policy and improve conservation of Canada’s wild places and natural resources.

The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of November 1, 2018.  See http://liberero.ca/ for more details.

Please see http://liberero.ca/meet-the-fellows/ to read about the current cohort of fellows and their projects.

Sincerely,
Sally Otto

Dr. Sarah (Sally) Otto, FRSC
Director, Liber Ero Fellowship Program
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia
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MSc IN EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY AND GENETICS OF ICELANDIC ARCTIC CHARR

Location: University of Guelph and Hólar University College, Iceland. Field work occurs in the lava caves around Lake Myvatn northern Iceland.

Advisors: Dr. Moira Ferguson, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada and Dr. Camille Leblanc, Hólar University College, Iceland.

Numerous ecological and evolutionary processes contribute to the generation of biodiversity, and the complexity of their interactions has presented a challenge to our understanding of nature. Our knowledge of the roles of development, natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow in shaping biodiversity is complicated by the spatial and temporal variability inherent in natural systems. A powerful approach to better understand such processes involves monitoring wild populations over generations and obtaining data including pedigrees, phenotype, and fitness, so that we can directly infer evolutionary parameters, particularly those describing selection and genetic variation. We are seeking a talented MSc student to apply such an approach to wild populations of Icelandic Arctic charr, in order to further our understanding of the complex interplay among genes, phenotypes, and ecology, in natural environments.

The successful MSc student will test important microevolutionary theories with individual-based phenotypic records, molecular genetic (SNP) data, and ecological data from 19 populations of Arctic charr residing in a spatially replicated system of lava caves in the Myvatn area of northern Iceland. The monitoring of these populations began in 2012 and provides an impressive long-term dataset for novel insights. Advanced analytical techniques will be used to understand spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation, natural selection, and ecological covariates. The student will be based at the University of Guelph with Prof. Moira Ferguson but will spend time at Hólar University College with Dr. Camille Leblanc (including annual fieldwork). Our ideal candidate will have interests in evolution, ecology, and genetics, and will have strong quantitative skills – necessary for the advanced analytical techniques used in this field. The student will be able to work independently and as part of a larger team, both in the laboratory and in the field.

The project is part of a long term collaboration between the University of Guelph, Canada (Prof. Moira Ferguson), Hólar University College (Prof. Bjarni K. Kristjánsson, Prof. Skúli Skúlason and Dr. Camille Leblanc), the University of Iceland (Prof. Sigurður S. Snorrason, and Prof. Arni Einarsson), EAWAG, Switzerland (Dr. Katja Räsänen), and the University of St Andrews (Dr. Michael Morrissey). The project is funded by The Icelandic Science Foundation (Rannis) and NSERC (Canada). The position will be filled as soon as a good candidate is found (target date 1. May 2018). The funding for the graduate student positions is sufficient to cover living costs and University of Guelph tuition fees for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants should send an application letter with a max. 1 page statement of research interests and relevant experience, curriculum vitae, copies of academic qualifications including copies of unofficial transcripts and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, as a single pdf file to Dr. Moira Ferguson (mmfergus@uoguelph.ca).

For further information contact Dr. Moira Ferguson, Professor at the University of Guelph.

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Planning Biologist, WCS Canada Internal

WCS Canada has a new position with our conservation team in Whitehorse for a Planning Biologist.  

This new position will be responsible for bringing strong conservation science to land use planning and management processes that are getting started in Yukon. We are looking for someone with land use and conservation planning expertise who has the experience, understanding, and passion necessary to engage effectively with First Nations and other regional actors and organizations so as to realize the best opportunities for collaboration and collective action.

In addition to having a solid understanding of the fish, wildlife, and ecology of this northern region, GIS and spatial modeling skills will be helpful. The person we are looking for must also have excellent communication skills, from writing reports to communicating what can be complicated science to non-scientists in a way that is engaging and compelling. Outstanding organization and planning will be critical to successfully working with a diversity of partners and stakeholders.

Position Title: Planning Biologist WCS Canada Internal
Title: Planning Biologist
Office/Project: Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) Landscape, Whitehorse, Yukon
Position Location:  Whitehorse, Yukon
Position Level: SCI 3 or SCI 2
Reports To: Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) Landscape Leader
Supervises: None
Anticipated start date: December 2018 or early 2019
Application closing date: Open application
Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, plus benefits

Position Summary: WCS Canada is committed to the conservation of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats in the Northern Boreal Mountains (NBM) of Yukon and northern British Columbia.

The Planning Biologist will be responsible for leading WCS Canada’s engagement in land and water planning and management processes in WCS Canada’s Northern Boreal Mountains Landscape program. This position will lead WCS Canada as a key organization in the region that strategizes, catalyses, and realizes the major conservation opportunities for fish and wildlife that are inherent in the development, formalization, and implementation of land use plans and protected area management plans. The position will require substantial and ongoing liaisons and relationship building with indigenous First Nations, through their respective governments, to explore and act on commonly-held conservation interests.

Position Objectives:

1) Position WCS Canada as a key non-governmental organization that provides the best available conservation science and biological knowledge, and also policy and regulatory approaches, to land use planning and protected area management throughout the northern boreal mountain region where fish and wildlife populations and habitats are a conservation concern.

2) Engage WCS Canada within land use planning processes mandated by Yukon’s Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) with indigenous peoples, including through the issues and interests, data gathering and analysis, writing, ratification, and implementation phases.

3) Engage WCS Canada with the First Nations governments associated with active planning processes to understand their issues and interests, collaborate with them on topics of mutual concern, and enhance their capacity to engage.

4) Engage WCS Canada with First Nations who intend to act on conservation opportunities within planning processes that lie outside the Umbrella Final Agreement process (e.g., federal protected areas establishment).

5) Engage WCS Canada with other regional actors and organizations with conservation interests in the region so as to realize the best opportunities for collaboration and collective action.

6) Lead WCS Canada’s development and application of new scientific analyses and novel governance strategies (including policy development and social license) that will be influential in achieving conservation across the broader region.

Principal Responsibilities:

  •  Represent WCS Canada in active land use planning processes in Yukon, as mandated by the Umbrella Final Agreement and administered by the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, including preparation and delivery of written, oral, and other presentations to Planning Commissions regarding WCS Canada’s ongoing scientific analyses and policy recommendations, and responses to draft planning documents and other issues.
  • Build partnerships with selected Yukon First Nations’ governments, based on mutual understanding of conservation opportunities and goals in land planning and protected area development and implementation, so as to increase the likelihood of high value conservation outcomes.
  • Stay informed about the status and prospects regarding development and implementation of land and water planning processes in Yukon and northern British Columbia, so as to actively plan for emerging opportunities and needs.
  • Assist selected First Nation governments in the development and implementation of land and protected area plans that contribute to Canada achieving its Aichi targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Provide technical support to selected First Nation governments who seek assistance and capacity enhancement in their development and implementation of land and protected area plans.
  • Ensure that the best available conservation science and biological knowledge, and also policy and regulatory approaches, are available to integrate with land use and protected area planning processes to optimize conservation outcomes for fish and wildlife.
  • Lead WCS Canada’s development, with collaborators, of new scientific studies and analyses that provide necessary insights into projected conservation outcomes of different future scenarios (e.g., under climate change) assessed in planning for land and water uses and in management of protected areas.
  • Within WCS, collaborate and share knowledge of land use and protected area planning to support program priorities, strategic plans, and approaches; provide technical and professional advice to other projects and programs when necessary; and, facilitate communication and coordination among projects within the WCS family and between WCS Canada and other institutions.
  • Actively contribute to the field of land and protected area planning in northern Canada by communicating approaches and outcomes though publications, reports, presentations and popular media.
  • Promote the conservation of wildlife and wild lands in Canada within the conservation community, donors, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations through meetings, speaking engagements, media interviews, scientific and non-scientific publications, conferences, strategic meetings, and general communications.
  • Represent WCS Canada at provincial, national, and international conservation meetings.
  • Contribute to the development and management of an annual program budget and work plan for the NBM Landscape Program.
  • Contribute to program fundraising, including proposal writing and grant reporting, as well as identifying government funding opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development of WCS communications materials related to land use and protected area planning, including press releases, newsletters, social media, blog posts, and annual reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for the conservation of nature and wildlife.
  • A post-graduate degree (ideally PhD) in the field of fish or wildlife conservation or another field of study related to land planning, protected area management, or renewable resources management and policy development.
  • Experience (ideally at least 3 years) working within land use planning and/or protected area planning processes, mandated by government agencies.
  • Experience (ideally at least 3 years) working on the implementation of land use plans and/or protected area plans.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting with indigenous governments or communities on some aspect of fish and wildlife conservation or natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated success at developing collaborative relationships among partner organizations, and at enhancing social capital through meaningful engagement.
  • Experience in the practice of interpreting scientific information to inform policy development and planning processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the science of conservation biology and protected area designation and management, and to communicate these compellingly to decision-makers.
  • Experience using GIS and other tools for spatial data management and analysis.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated ability to build personal relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of education.
  • Comfort and experience speaking to public audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of personal motivation in a job requiring substantial individual decision-making.

Ideal Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A solid understanding of, and set of field experiences in, the aquatic and/or terrestrial ecology of boreal and/or montane ecosystems in north-western North America.
  • Experience in land use planning, protected area management, and working with indigenous peoples acquired in geographic and institutional contexts similar to those in Yukon.
  • Knowledge of the legislative, legal, and policy parameters directing and influencing federal, territorial and First Nations jurisdictions, land claims implementation, and land use planning in Yukon.
  • Experience with spatial conservation-related decision support tools or modeling software, such as Marxan or Zonation, and with scenario analysis.
  • Experience writing for both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Experience engaging non-scientific audiences on conservation science.

To Apply: Apply online. Please include a cover letter addressing each of the required qualifications, your cv/resumé, and a relevant example of your written work. Click here. https://www.wcscanada.org/About-Us/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

Position Inquiries: Dr. Don Reid, Northern Boreal Mountains Landscape Leader 1-867-456-7556 dreid@wcs.org

About WCS Canada WCS Canada was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004.  Our mission is to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada.  We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of stakeholders. We also provide technical assistance and biological expertise to local groups and agencies that lack the resources to tackle conservation concerns.  WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister WCS programs in more than 55 nations, including an integrated North America Program.  The Wildlife Conservation Society (www.wcs.org) is a recognized global leader in conservation and for more than a century has worked in North America promoting actions such as bison reintroduction, pioneering field studies, parks creation, and legislation to protect endangered wildlife.

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PhD POSITION: AQUATIC INVASION ECOLOGY – McGILL UNIVERSITY

The Ricciardi Lab at McGill University (http://redpath-staff.mcgill.ca/ricciardi/) is recruiting a graduate student at the PhD level to investigate how physical environmental conditions affect the success and impact of zebra mussel invasions. This is a fully funded position for four years.

The zebra mussel has recently invaded a southern Quebec lake, Lac Memphrémagog (100 km southeast of Montreal) and threatens to spread to other lakes in the region. These lakes vary in water chemistry and other limnological conditions that likely mediate the maximum abundance, distribution, and impact of the zebra mussel. We are looking for a student to investigate these relationships by conducting lab experiments, field studies, and empirical modelling. Another major focus will be to investigate the effects of an expanding mussel population on invertebrate diversity and food webs in these lakes.

McGill has a field station on Lac Memphrémagog. Our students are members of an interuniversity research centre in Quebec (GRIL) and interact with limnologists and ecologists in the Biology Department at McGill, as well as national and international collaborators that have expertise in invasion ecology. Our students also have the opportunity to take a unique summer NSERC training program in lake and fluvial ecology (https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw030?owa_no_site=4180) and a graduate-level course on invasion ecology at McGill.

The candidate will have completed a BSc Honors or MSc degree by Dec 2018, and have independent research experience and field training in freshwater or marine ecology. Owing to funding requirements, we are directing this ad to Canadians (or permanent residents in Canada); however exceptional international candidates will also be considered, if they are deemed likely to qualify for a scholarship. Applicants must meet the requirements of the graduate program of the Department of Biology (http://biology.mcgill.ca/grad/gradstudies.html). The preferred start date is January 2019, but a later start date to begin field work before July 2019 might be possible.

Strong candidates should apply as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is September 10, or until a candidate is chosen. Applicants should provide:

  • An up-to-date c.v.
  • University Transcript(s) (e.g. a scanned copy)
  • Names and contact information of at least two referees,
  • A short (~1 page, single spaced) statement of research interests and relevant experience.

Send your application, as a single combined pdf if possible, to Prof. Anthony Ricciardi (tony.ricciardi@mcgill.ca). The student we select must apply to the Biology department by October 15 for admission into the graduate program in January 2019.

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CSEE 2018 student award winners

Congratulations to the CSEE 2018 award winners:

First place oral ($525) – Jalina Bielaska Da Silva. Genetic mechanisms of aggressive sperm-mediated gametic isolation in Caenorhabditis nematodes.

Second place oral ($425) – Quentin Kerr. Temporal stability of genomic differentiation between seasonal spawning components in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus).

Third place oral ($300) – Frances Stewart. Protected area networks are only as valuable as the working landscapes they conserve.

First place poster ($525) – Samuel Deakin. Spatial genetic population structure of Alberta’s bighorn sheep.

Second place poster ($425) – Katie Birchard. Circadian gene variation with latitude and breeding season in allochronic populations of two pelagic seabird species complexes.

Third place poster ($300) – Jamie Bain. The effects of agricultural intensity on stream metabolism.

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – 1802314 , University of Toronto

Job Field: Teaching Stream 
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Jul 5, 2018 

Job Closing: Sept 5, 2018, 11:59 EST 


Description
: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, starting on July 1, 2019.


The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and development of innovative labs and course materials in ecology and evolution, exhibit the intellectual curiosity to pursue novel and impactful pedagogical methods, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and interests complement the programs in the Department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a related field, by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Candidates must have strong referee endorsements highlighting excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of courses with large enrolments. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of pedagogical research support (e.g. grant funding in support of pedagogical development) and a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct pedagogical research and teach core courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-year courses in one of the candidate’s fields of expertise. Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g. undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, and groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station (the Koffler Scientific Reserve) dedicated to ecological research that provides opportunities for field courses and undergraduate research, in addition to field courses we conduct at many other locations within Canada and internationally. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV, a statement of pedagogical research interests and a teaching dossier. A complete teaching dossier includes a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, and selected course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals) that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to mailto:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 5, 2018.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at www.eeb.utoronto.ca. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Assistant Professor – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – 1802289 , University of Toronto

Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Jul 10, 2018 

Job Closing: Sept 19, 2018 

Description: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.


We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research, using field, lab, and/or quantitative approaches to study fundamental questions in ecology and/or evolution. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in ecology, evolution or a related field by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant’s CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (http://www.uhn.ca/sunnybrook.ca/) and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; http://www.ksr.utoronto.ca/). Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 19, 2018.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website athttp://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at: chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
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Graduate student opportunity in Ecosystem Ecology at Memorial University

The Ecosystem Ecology Lab at Memorial University of Newfoundland is recruiting graduate (MSc and/or PhD) student(s) to study the impacts of consumers on ecosystem functioning at local and regional extents. Specifically, we are looking for a student(s) to i) develop spatial ecosystem ecology theory for consumer impacts within and across ecosystems and ii) conduct experiments and observational studies in our boreal study systems. Our lab is actively developing and testing predictions from spatial ecosystem ecology theory using moose (Alces alces) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) as case studies. Moose were introduced to the island of Newfoundland in the early 1900s and now the island sustains ~120,000 individuals and the highest densities of moose on the planet. Moose are having large impacts on forest and small stream ecosystems in Newfoundland. Atlantic salmon are a native anadromous and iteroparous fish found in streams across the island of Newfoundland. Salmon are an important biotic vector for the flux of nutrients between freshwater and marine ecosystems. Please visit our lab website to learn more about our research (http://shawnleroux.wixsite.com/lerouxlab).

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest university in Atlantic Canada with ~18,000 students (~3,200 graduate students). The Department of Biology at Memorial is diverse with ~30 faculty and ~100 graduate students. You can find out more about the department, graduate studies application procedures and funding at: http://www.mun.ca/biology/graduate/. The position(s) come with a guaranteed stipend but interested students should also visit the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for information on postgraduate scholarships: http://nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/index_eng.asp.

Memorial’s main campus is in St John’s, a city of ~ 250,000 people on the Northeastern point of the island of Newfoundland. Newfoundland is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with excellent access to cycling, trail running and hiking (http://eastcoasttrail.ca/), whale and seabird watching, cross-country skiing, fishing, etc.

Students interested in joining the lab starting in September 2019 should send a cv, transcripts and statement of research interest to: sleroux@mun.ca. We will begin considering applications on Sept. 15, 2018 until the positions are filled. Priority will be given to students with experience or a strong interest in mathematical modeling, spatial analysis, and/or field ecology.

Keywords: Atlantic salmon, community ecology, food web, meta-ecosystems, moose, nutrient cycling, subsidies, theoretical ecology

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